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Coire Sputan Dearg Rock Multi-Pitch Climbing Experience



Sputans slabby routes and good holds offer the opportunity for beginners to  experience the charm of this remote corrie. Located high on Ben Macdui, this crag is best savoured over two days.


The coire is fairly unique to the Cairngorms as it faces South allowing plenty of sunshine. Many of the rock routes dry very quickly and can often be climbed early or late in the year.


Crag Height 

Up to 130m


Crag Altitude

1090m ASL


Number Of Routes On Crag 



Rock Type 

Cairngorm Granite


Famous/Most Popular Routes 


Hanging Dyke 105m VD

The Black Tower 110m S 4a

Snake Ridge 130m S 4a

Grey Slab 115m HS 4b

Amethyst Pillar 100 HVS 5b


Max Ratio



Approach Time To Crag (Approximate) 

3.5-5 hours


Total Distance Covered During Experience (Round Trip) 

28 km


Meeting location 



Experience Duration 

2 Days



Very strong summer hillwalking experience required for the approach to and return from the crag. No prior rock-climbing experience required for the easier climbing routes. Prior experience is required for routes graded HS or above. Please see our Grades Explained Page for more details. For information on easier climbing experiences at this venue, please check out our Scrambling and Mountaineering Experiences Page.


Additional information 

This is a two day expedition to a remote venue. Camping equipment is not provided. You will climb several routes during this experience.

Multi-day experiences typically start at 8am day on one and finish at 6pm on day two. Please note that very remote crags or long routes require the experience to start earlier and finish later than this. You will be guided on the routes by an independently qualified, fully insured and competent Rock Climbing and Mountaineering Instructor. The instructor will choose routes based on your experience, fitness and preferences and will aways try to give you several options. All climbing equipment required for the route and instruction on its use is included. Clients may use their own equipment following an inspection by the Instructor. Clients must ensure they bring appropriate clothing and equipment as listed on our kit list page. In case of dangerous weather conditions an alternative activity or a full refund will be offered. Please read our Terms and Conditions for further information.

Coire Sputan Dearg Rock Multi-Pitch Climbing Experience

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